Children / Feminist / Masculinity / Men

Educating Men and Women on Creative Freedom

African countries, says Kopano Ratele, are weighed down by scores of problems. The oppression of women and girls is only one of these problems. However, the profeminist scholar cautions that masculine domination is not merely one among many problems, and not a problem for female and feminine subjects only. Instead, the subordination of women and girls, especially … Continue reading

African / Blacks / Boys / Children / Gender / Girls / Government / Health / Masculinity / Men / Sexuality / Violence / Women

Why Over 36 000 School-Girls Fell Pregnant in 2010 and What To Do About It

Last year I wrote on the South African National Department of Basic Education’s Report on the ‘2009-2010 Annual Surveys for Ordinary Schools’ in the post “Wouldn’t it Make Girls’ Lives Happier and Richer if We Gave Boys an Education That Makes Them More Caring About Girls’ Aspirations”. The 2010-2011 Schools Report was released at the … Continue reading

Wouldn’t it Make Girls’ Lives Happier and Richer if We Gave Boys an Education That Makes Them More Caring About Girls’ Aspirations
Blacks / Boys / Children / Feminist / Girls / Masculinity / Men / Race / Women

Wouldn’t it Make Girls’ Lives Happier and Richer if We Gave Boys an Education That Makes Them More Caring About Girls’ Aspirations

What’s up with all this attention and resources given to boys and masculinities, an associate and the head of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) said to me a few months ago after I informed her about a talk on boys I was preparing to give a few days afterwards?    The person who asked me this, … Continue reading